I think you look more and
more like a little boy, yet so many people approach me and tell me what a
gorgeous girl you are. Even today wearing your skinnies, cons, and button up
shirt. Maybe it is time for me to cut your mullet?
We found out that you have gained
two kilos, not bad for tens months! Think you are going to have your Dad’s body
You now have two new capped
teeth due to your miss-hap. At first I thought they were too big and we called
you Buggs for a week, but I think it was just the contrast after calling you
Hill Billy for the previous week with your smashed in mouth.
You look so much like your Daddy
You are a good eater and we
have never had any trouble with your food in-take. You let us know if you do
not like anything by throwing it off your plate.
Still no talking from you.
There are some words we think you say, but then will not say again after a few
times. This week I can definitely hear.. up, each time you walk up stairs. Der
it is (there it is), has been around for ages, and so has nup. Other than that
you just chatter away non-stop in your own lingo.
Your struggled to 'talk' before you got your new teeth, it was an odd lispy sound.
Your smashed up face.
You are still sleeping the
same cycles you have for months on end. Wake at 6:30am. Morning nap from to .
Afternoon nap from until . Then you will go to bed around , you sleep through in your cot until in the morning and then co-sleep with us for the
rest. If I gave you a choice you would always co-sleep. As much as I love
having you near, two teeth grinders in the bed keeps me awake. You are worse than
your Dad, in the fact you share my pillow and so your grinding is in my ear. So I
have put your cot next to me, and am trying to convince you that it is the same.
Though most nights you end up in what I call the ‘neck scarf’ position across
Tira often watches over you when you sleep
Your toilet training is
excellent. I am so proud of how easily you have taken to this. You enjoy being
a boy, and peeing over the veranda I think, in part, it is because you
can independently go. On the toilet seat you need our help to get on and off.
You have even taken to telling us when you need to go, when wearing a nappy, when
we are out. I am yet to test you outside of the house without a nappy as I do
not want to pressure you.
You have so much more
personality; you are loving and strong willed. You are full of life, yet you
like to test me.
You still are a little shy around people you do not know. You hate it when people try to kiss and hug you, you prefer to go to them when you are ready. I refuse to ever tell you to kiss or hug someone as I think this should be your choice.
When you are concentrating, or doing something new, your little tongue comes out
Books, books and more books. If it is not
your books, it is your flash cards you want us to read to you. You will go and
get a book and back up, placing your butt onto anyone’s lap that is willing to
read to you. I love that you love books, but without exaggeration we probably read
at least 10 to 20 books a day to you.
You are still a lover of the naked outdoor
time. Nothing makes you happier than getting all of your clothes off and
wandering around the yard.
You are my little shadow. You like to, and
will, play independently for ages, as long as you have me in your sight.
How I am thinking/Feeling
It is bitter sweet this
month. You have become so grown up. I miss my baby, yet I am so enjoying
toddler you. You are amazing company for someone who does not talk. You are so
quick to laugh and to love. You will run at me and throw your arms around me,
you show me so much love.